Student Ambassadors are critical links between their academic institutions and News-Decoder. They promote our program on campus, strengthening student and faculty engagement and extending our global network. We thank them for their support. For a list of our partners, click here.
AFRICAN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Moitse Kemelo Moatshe is a second-year student at the African Leadership Academy from Gaborone, Botswana. She is currently the Deputy Chairperson for the African Leadership Academy Model African Union 2019 conference. Moitse believes in the economic empowerment of women and in furthering gender equity and equality in the African continent. She is interested in investments, ethnicity and the renaissance of African cultures.
Naeun (Alexis) Lee is in her last year at Chadwick International. Apart from living in Jakarta, Indonesia, she has lived in South Korea all her life. Her favorite pastime is watching movies and walking her dog. For two years Alexis was the president of CI Coligo, a multilingual journalism club that focuses on issues related to women rights. She would like to major in Sociology at university.
DALTON ACADEMY (The Affliated High School of Peking University)
Yuqiao (Artorias) Guan is a high school student at Dalton Academy in Beijing. He spent a year in the United States, allowing him to appreciate differences between the Chinese and U.S. educational systems. At News-Decoder he hopes to share and deepen his understanding of culture and education.
Bai (Sunny) Ruotong is in her last year at Dalton Academy in Beijing. She is interested in Biology and Chemistry, and is a member of the school’s Biology Club. In her free time, Sunny enjoys playing baseball and drawing sand paintings.
GIMNASIO LOS CAOBOS
Hannah Llano Hoppe is in her first year of high school at Gimansio Los Caobos. Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, Hannah is half-Colombian, half-German and is fluent in Spanish, English and German. She enjoys learning, especially about Biology and History. Hannah likes to spend her leisure time reading, writing, drawing, listening to music and doing yoga. Hannah got involved with News-Decoder because she loves learning languages, experiencing new cultures and wants to change the world.
GREENS FARM ACADEMY
Mikkel Arffmann is a second-year student at the Herlufsholm School, focusing on business management and social studies. He lives in Denmark and speaks Danish, English and French. Outside of school, he enjoys handball and gymnastics. In the future he would like to study Economics.
Nicoline Kjaer Hansen is a boarding student at Herlufsholm School. She grew up in the southern part of Denmark, and she likes to play soccer and spend time with friends and family. She is in her second-to-last year at Herlufsholm and would like to study in Copenhagen when she finishes high school. She finds Sociology and Law interesting but is not yet sure what she will study at university.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY - THE MEDIA SCHOOL
Hala Almomani is from Jordan and in her last year at King’s Academy. She has lived in the United States and Jordan, and speaks Arabic and English fluently. She enjoys reading and writing, and contributes to the school’s newspaper and literary magazine. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteer work and participating in Model UN conferences.
LA JOLLA COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
MISS PORTER'S SCHOOL
ST. LUKE'S SCHOOL
SCHOOL YEAR ABROAD
Ella Steinhilber is spending her last year of high school in France with School Year Abroad, and will finish her high school studies at the University School of Nashville. She loves everything from math to history, and at university plans to pursue interdisciplinary studies with a global emphasis. Ella also enjoys soccer and lacrosse, as well as mentoring underprivileged kids, and she co-founded a youth organization that promotes gun law reform in Tennessee.
Kurumi Shimura is spending her second-to-last year of high school at the School Year Abroad program in Viterbo, Italy. She is from New York City, where she attends the Spence School. She enjoys Mathematics and Latin, and her hobbies include traveling, reading and meeting new people. She hopes to study Finance and Real Estate at university.
Emily Shapcott is spending her penultimate year of high school in Zaragoza, Spain with School Year Abroad. She plans to graduate from the Lawrenceville School, in New Jersey. She was raised in London, England, before moving to Princeton, New Jersey. She enjoys ballet, history and politics, and is passionate about black female empowerment and opposes oppression.
Daisy Lawrence is in her second-to-last year at the Thacher School in California. She is the founder and co-president of Thacher’s Political Alliance and an avid writer for the school newspaper, The Notes. She loves studying History, English and current events.
Saga Leslie is in her second year at the Thacher School in California. She is interested in current events and debate, with a particular focus on foreign policy. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, poetry and ceramics.
Skye Neulight is in her second year at the Thacher School in California. An ardent debater, she is interested in public speaking, English and foreign policy. She sings, plays the ukulele and rides horses. Looking to the future, she is torn between pursuing Neuroscience or exploring Journalism and Writing.
Fangyi (Elaine) Wang is from Hangzhou, China and is in her last year at Westover School in Connecticut. She is interested in international affairs and global climate change. Her passion for learning about other cultures led her to found the Cozy Leaf Club, whose members share their knowledge of tea drinking cultures, at Westover.